Triple Crown

PDI #12 The Factor to train up to the Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed in a text message to the AP that The Factor will be trained up to the Derby after his seventh-place Arkansas Derby finish and that a final decsion won’t be made until the horse breezes over the Churchill Downs dirt.

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The Preakness Prep?

Calling the Kentucky Derby a Preakness Prep is a bold move by the marketing minds behind Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland Jockey Club. But that’s essentially what the creators of Kegasus are doing with their Derby Day Preakness Prep Infield Party which will include concerts by The Plain White T’s and Sons of the […]

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Archarcharch, seen here winning the Southwest Stakes, sired his first winner on April 23
Rooting for Jinks

The general theme of this year’s Kentucky Derby has been an utter lack of clarity as to the top contenders in this year’s potential field of runners. So one could be forgiven for not having a favorite going into the final weeks before the first Saturday in May. Andrew Cohen, writer for The Atlantic, wants […]

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Finley: This isn’t a horse race. It is mass confusion.

Remember when everyone was talking about this year’s three-year-old field as one of the strongest in recent memory? So does Bill Finley who like most turf writers appears completely flummoxed by what has become of this year’s field. There’s something for the optimist and pessimist in Finley’s column, describing the glass-is-half-full and glass-is-half-empty viewpoints on […]

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Uncle Mo
Left At The Gate: No Mo appetite?

Alan Mann of Left at the Gate is concerned about the appetite of Uncle Mo, not necessarily for winning but a general hunger. Regarding trainer Todd Pletcher’s assertion that Uncle Mo isn’t eating well: Am I missing something here? After a horse comes out of a race, how many times do you hear the trainer […]

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#18 Brethren headed back to WinStar

From Press Release Pletcher-trained 3-year-olds Dance City and Brethren, who finished third and 11th, respectively in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (GI), are due in Kentucky this afternoon on a flight that lands in Lexington.  Dance City and several horses on that flight will travel by van to Churchill Downs, but Pletcher said Brethren would […]

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Watch Me Go will go if he can get earnings

Sitting on the cusp of graded earnings qualifications with $235,000, connections for the Tampa Bay Derby winner Watch me Go confirmed the colt would run in the Kentucky Derby if he qualified.

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Pletcher’s Derby, Oaks candidates get in gallops

Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty and R Heat Lightning all got in gallops at Churchill Downs today.

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PDI #7 Jaycito may not be Lexington bound after all

Having not worked out since dropping out of the Santa Anita Derby, Jaycito looks unlikely to run in this weekend’s Coolmore Lexington Stakes after his traveling plans were delayed from today to Thursday. Furthermore, jockey Martin Garcia has been instructed by trainer Bob Baffert to be at Hollywood Park on Saturday instead of the Lexington […]

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Barnstable Brown guest list highlighted by sports, hollywood stars

Have you ever wanted to eat dinner with Nick and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers? Chew the fat with reality star Kate Gosselin? How about oogling super model Niki Taylor? Or talk football with Tom Brady? You can potentially do any of these things at this year’s Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala.

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